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KOSMODEMONIC: No Clean Singing Streams Entire Liminal Light Album

A black metal band steeped in psychedelic doom influence, KOSMODEMONIC initially emerged from the creative primordial ooze of the Brooklyn underground, rapidly becoming local favorites. Piece by piece they crafted a sound that fuses the influences of black metal acts like Craft, melodically dissonant elements such as Voivod, and the art doom majesty of Triptykon and Yob. They sought to create a sound that was crushing but maintained a sense of classic metal magic, peppered with touches of krautrock, and psychedelia.


Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall Offer New Glimpse at ‘The Marfa Tapes Film’ With “Tin Man” Music Video

This new music video, premiering first on Facebook, showcases Lambert performing the 2017 ACM Song of the Year winner, which she penned with Ingram and Randall, with nothing more than an acoustic guitar against the sprawling, expansive terrain. Lambert surprised fans with an impromptu Q&A on Facebook Live ahead of the video’s premiere, sharing stories from the upcoming releases.

“Walpurgis Night” – Gothic Doom Band THE SIXTH CHAMBER Reveal New Lyric Video

Mythical mysterians THE SIXTH CHAMBER retell Bram Stoker’s Dracula in a vampiric ode to the centuries titled “Walpurgis Night”,

“Walpurgis Night” is a song with a uniquely enchanting doomy gothic metal sound. The animated lyric video is a concept based on vampiric lore and 19th century gothic novels.

SOM Releases New Video Game, Awake, Now Playable At MetalSucks; EP Out Now!

SOM – the dream pop/rock collective made up of current and former members of Constants, Junius, and Caspian – is pleased to unveil Awake, the video game! Created in quarantine, the game, which follows the release of the band’s EP of the same name, is a retro 3D adventure that seeks to unite the members of SOM after a long year of lockdowns. Find the hidden crystals, unlock tracks from the EP, reunite the band, and beam them home!

Doom-Pop Outfit Som Release a Delightful Video Game


Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley announces his new album Built For Whatever, to be released this Friday May 5th. The announcement comes alongside the reveal of the tracklist for the project including features from Big Sean, Quavo, Young Dolph, Lil Durk, G Herbo, King Von, YNW Melly, Lil TJay, alongside Detroit natives Allstar Lee, Mu, and Baby Grizzley.


Inspired by 1980s Japanese city pop, Yung Bae continues to add to his extensive catalog of indie pop gems which features recent collaborations with Mike Posner and Stanaj on “Momma Always Told Me” and with AWOLNATION on “Disco Body Parts.” As a future funk musician and producer, Yung Bae is carving a space for himself within the industry unlike any other musician at the moment. Collaborations with artists like UPSAHL allow Yung Bae to cater to a diverse audience while staying true to his unique sound and aesthetic. In the past, Yung Bae has collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, MAX, and Marc E. Bassy on a variety of singles.

Renowned Ball-Bustin’ Guitarist David LaDuke Remembers B.B. King on Anniversary of his Passing with Raw Salute of B.B.’s Song, “Bad Luck”

David LaDuke is dedicating his cover of B.B. King’s song “Bad Luck” to the late great guitarist, himself. B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015, from Alzheimer’s disease and other health issues.

Though David’s guitar style is more chord-oriented, and B.B.’s was more single-note and deliberate, he was always a fan. “I’ve been to tons of his concerts and am heavily influenced by the blues.”

B.B. King released “Bad Luck” in 1956, and it hit number 3 on the charts. The song is credited as a co-write with Joe Josea, who was also responsible for discovering Johnny “Guitar Watson. Aleksandar Filimonovic portrays Josea in the Netflix film “Dolemite Is My Name.”

COMATOSE: BrooklynVegan Debuts “Skin” Video

Minnesota-based atmospheric rock/grungegaze collective COMATOSE today unveils their official new video for “Skin.” Now playing at BrooklynVegan, the track comes off the band’s critically-lauded A Way Back debut, released earlier this year via Transcending Records.

Notes guitarist/vocalist James Benson of the moving track, “‘Skin,’ as it is appropriately titled, concerns the emotional and physical detachment from an ideology and group surrounding it, while floating between new philosophies and exploring new surroundings.”

Kira Metcalf Shares Music Video for “Hoax” Via BTRtoday

Today, Brooklyn-based musician and writer Kira Metcalf shares a feisty new music video for her latest single “Hoax” via BTRtoday.

“Hoax” is on a mission to unmask the snakes, gaslighters and power-abusers, strip them of their pedestals, and expose those who have for so long comfortably evaded accountability.

Kira Metcalf Gets Feisty as Several Different Characters in “Hoax”


Sarah commented “The video and song is about how we are judged, how we let negativity hold us back. How people’s vindictive actions can change our path in life, sometimes resulting in the worst possible outcome. As an example, online bullying and trolling can take its toll on children, which has lead to an increase in child suicide.

I wanted a bunch of people to come together without a fear of being judged. I wanted people to be themselves and not give a damn. It seems these days we are afraid of being stupid, afraid of just letting ourselves go!

From experience, I have let peoples views get the better of me, we all have. Being told I wasn’t good enough, being dictated to so it holds me back and destroying my dream. Suddenly something or someone wakes you up, some one woke me up, followed by a lot of other people agreeing with her and then supporting me. You learn not to give a damn anymore and you understand that confidence is envied. Don’t hurt any one or anything, but don’t let nastiness destroy you.”

JES “Lay Down”

JES returns with something entirely new for 2021. “Lay Down,” introduces a fresh sound that puts her award-winning talents front and center, hinting at what might be expected from her long-awaited return to the artist album format.

“Lay Down” is a future-retro ballad built around a stunning JES vocal performance. Punctuated with soulful instrumentation, the sound is brought up to date with a crushing blend of 808’s and trap beats. Recorded in Los Angeles and New York, the song is completed with modern sound design, and emotive synths, keys, and backgrounds. JES is also credited with co-producing the song alongside award-winning songwriter/producer Richard Robson. “Lay Down” is the first release from the three-time Grammy nominee’s anticipated new album expected towards the end of the year, ending a long hiatus from the long-player format.

Paloma Mami releases live performance of “DREAMS” I Vevo Ctrl

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces Paloma Mami as the next artist in their Ctrl. series with a performance of “DREAMS.” premiering today. Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. Paloma Mami’s performance follows sessions from Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Fat Joe, Jeezy, Jadakiss, Fabolous, A$AP Ferg and more.

THE MAMMUTHUS Give Life To The ‘Last Trumpet Of A Giant’

Swedish psychedelic rock group The Mammuthus are back from the permafrost with a new album called Last Trumpet Of A Giant. The album consists of nine songs and the listener will recognize the unique blend of rock elements that has become The Mammuthus’ formula. On Last Trumpet Of A Giant, all the bands members have contributed more than before in the writing process which reflects positively on the material and once again producer Gustav Ydenius has created a sound that feels both retro and fresh.

Armlock (project of Kllo’s Simon Lam, ffo Alex G) | Share new single

“Turf War” follows “Power of a Waterfall” which found tips at Stereogum, NME, Secret Meeting, Beats Per Minute and NYLON. Lam and Mitchell previously collaborated as 2/3’s of the electronic group I’lls (later called Couture) who had love at Pitchfork, Simon then formed Kllo with his cousin garnering over 100 million streams and finding support at GQ, Stereogum, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, NYLON and more before starting Nearly Oratorio (Stereogum & FADER-backed). Now Armlock arrives as the latest installment of the duo’s work, switching some of the bug-eyed electronic temperaments for something warmer and more acoustic.


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the debut album, “Kings In The North” from Crowne, a new Swedish melodic hard rock supergroup. The band consists of vocalist Alexander Strandell (Art Nation), guitarist/keyboardist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (Europe), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The Poodles). The band’s debut album, “King In The North” is due out June 18, 2021. Their third single and second music video, ‘Perceval’ is out today.

Artefakt release hypnotic techno track, “Chimes At Midnight”

“Chimes at Midnight” is Artefakt’s new single, released via the German multichannel platform, Sound of Berlin.

Nick Lapien and Robin Kopek return with a modern electronic hypnotic techno track with introspective melodies and a bassline that is both groovy and gentle. The track feels especially open-ended and creative, a kind of instrumental storytelling where new drum patterns float in and out – seven minutes of gorgeous inertia.

Synth-washed 80’s Electro-pop Artist Russell Louder shares ‘HOME’ video

Appearing from the mists of the unconventional, Russell Louder has shared the video for their heartfelt single, ‘HOME’. The single is taken from their recently released debut album, HUMOR via Lisbon Lux Records. The album was selected as one of Exclaim!’s 29 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2021 and Russell Louder has been interviewed by the tastemaker publication VICE and supported by the Fguk Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Consequence Of Sound and Under The Radar as well as selected for Bandcamp Daily’s Shortlist Artists for February 2021. The singer was also a finalist in CBC Music’s 2019 Searchlight competition, highlighting Canada’s best undiscovered musical talent and appeared at the Liverpool Sound City 2019. Russell Louder has collected over half a million plays across streaming platforms. The multi-talented artist has received strong media support from the LGBTQ community as a non-binary artist.

New Music Video // Blackson – Leeds To Verona

The world as we know it today is a smaller place than ever before. Culturally more fluid than known in history and a flamboyant mix of nations as we travel to new places, Blackson takes an introspective look at where he fits in the world with his 13-track album ‘Outsider’ and the lead single ‘Leeds to Verona’, which is out now.

LAPÊCHE share new video for “Elbow Grease”!

About the song & video:
“Elbow Grease” is the qualification of a drinking problem. The speaker believes she’s got everyone fooled. At first alcohol was magic, then medicine, then misery. She makes all the right steps at the beginning of the video, with elation and energy. Slowly she fades. Ever more out of sync, out of step, pulled down by addiction, despite best efforts to roll up her sleeves and put on a good show for everyone. Acceptance finally descends, hopefully leading our dancer toward some peace and redemption.


East Cleveland rapper/producer Kipp Stone has a new EP Faygo Baby, on the way next week via underground tastemaker label, Closed Sessions, and here is the next track from it for “Tahoe 95”. Centered on Kipp’s young black experience, the essence of Faygo Baby EP captures the nostalgia of being six years old and walking to the corner store with $1 – the 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe is also central to the experience in both model and year; a manifestation of the past that is still apart of his present.

GEARS New Single/Video “GAMES” with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves

GEARS HAS RELEASED their single/video “GAME” (4/30) written from the heart and soul of why GEARS continues to make music – it is their hard rock-driven passion. “GAME” follows GEARS last single/video “So What?” which made a statement regarding religion and our society. As Gears continues to write and produce their music presents meaning. Coming from the mind of Trip Six their latest, “GAME”, takes to task the hard work of keeping the faith in the grind of making music. GEARS never fails to grab the listeners with their phenomenal cutting-edge hard rock.

Globe-trotting DJ and Producer Prince Paris shares ‘Slow Down ft. Willa’ !

Wanderlust vocal house producer Prince Paris has paired up with songstress Willa on their latest single, ‘Slow Down’, released on the 30th of April via Physical Presents. Prince Paris has toured with David Guetta, appeared at major festivals such as Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorroworld, Ultra Miami and Pier 94 and performed internationally on numerous occasions. With an impressive play count of over 11.5 million streams across platforms, Prince Paris has been supported by several tastemaker publications including Dancing Astronaut, EARMILK YourEDM, EDM.com, Clash Magazine and We Got This Covered as well as Youtube channel Revealed Music. Prince Paris has previously worked with Mako, Karen Harding and Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas on his well-known single, ‘Evermore’ which premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong show.


The release of Antiboy’s single ‘One Love’ almost a year after the untimely death of Antiboy front man and artist Harry Hains has been a labor of love for many involved. ‘One Love’ has been added to several key Pop and Pride Spotify, Apple and You Tube play lists including Chill Pop, Charting Pop and Rising Pop. The project became even more poignant when Garibay added additional vocals by the late Hain’s mother, musician and actress Jane Badler.


Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s blues-rock power trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, released its much anticipated new single, “Broken” on Friday, April 30th, 2021 worldwide – on all digital platforms. Recorded at 8 Days a Week Studios in Northumberland, PA by revered engineer/ producer and former Badlees/Cellarbirds bassist, Paul Smith, the tune (the group’s first new music since 2018’s full length album, ‘Break It Down’) proves once and for all that the blues-rock genre is most definitely, alive and well.